Metascore
74

Generally favorable reviews - based on 35 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 35
  2. Negative: 0 out of 35
Watch On
  1. A pretty good caper comedy for 11-year-old boys -- "heist thriller" would make it sound too ambitious.
  2. Too bad it commits the crime of being so intensely average, because what could have been sensational turns out to be merely this week's heist movie.
  3. 60
    The most confidently professional work Soderbergh has ever done, but it's also the least adventuresome and emotionally vital. It vanishes faster than a shot of bourbon. [Dec 10 2001, p. 110]
  4. Reviewed by: Richard Corliss
    40
    Doesn't offer much.
  5. 60
    Sure, like cotton candy: It doesn't do a thing for you, but it's wickedly sweet as it melts on your tongue.
User Score
8.5

Universal acclaim- based on 280 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 48 out of 56
  2. Negative: 4 out of 56
  1. Sep 7, 2011
    7
    One of the first Soderbergh movies I have encountered. Despite the preposterously shallow plot, Soderbergh's stylish direction, splendidOne of the first Soderbergh movies I have encountered. Despite the preposterously shallow plot, Soderbergh's stylish direction, splendid acting from the cast (especially Brad Pitt), and witty humor easily makes this movie one of the best heist films I have seen in my life. Full Review »
  2. Nov 9, 2014
    8
    Ocean's Eleven is a very slick, witty and well-crafted heist movie which bases on light-hearted fun rather than violence. Fortunately, thatOcean's Eleven is a very slick, witty and well-crafted heist movie which bases on light-hearted fun rather than violence. Fortunately, that pays off perfectly. Full Review »
  3. CRL
    Sep 24, 2011
    10
    Ocean's Eleven is the slickest of heist movies, perfectly paced, star-studded, excellently acted by its entire cast, exciting in parts, funnyOcean's Eleven is the slickest of heist movies, perfectly paced, star-studded, excellently acted by its entire cast, exciting in parts, funny in others, and visually brilliant in every single scene. This is one of the few movies that, if on, I have to watch until the end. Full Review »